Happy Insecure Writers Support Group Day. IWSG is the brainchild of Ninja Captain Alex J. Cavanaugh.
Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds! Thanks, Alex, for starting this group and keeping it going.
Thanks to this month's awesome hosts: J.H. Moncrieff, Natalie Aguirre, Patsy Collins, and Chemist Ken!
I'm skipping this month's question and going straight to my situation. Do you remember the Frank Sinatra song "That's Life" with the line "...flying high in April, shot down in May"? Last Saturday, I was flying high with the release of my middle grade science fiction adventure RESCUING MARA'S FATHER. As I usually do, I downloaded a copy from Amazon and, for fun (because I've only read the story 900 times) I started reading it that night. In the first paragraph--the first paragraph--I found a mistake. Wait, I thought I corrected that. As I read further, I found more mistakes that I'd corrected. I was sick. How did that happen?
I uploaded the wrong file. I can't blame Amazon or somebody at a publishing house. Nope. The fault is mine. First thing Sunday morning, I uploaded the corrected file. Usually, Amazon is quick to let me know the new file was accepted. Yesterday, I checked. I didn't do something right, and the setup wasn't complete. Sheesh! Could I screw this up any worse???
The revised version will be up shortly. If you already purchased a copy, thank you from the bottom of my heart and sincerest apologies for my mistake. If in the first paragraph, your copy has the words "twenty-four days" (should be "three tendays") you received the wrong file. You can download the corrected version by going to "Your Content and Devices" at Amazon. You should see the words "Update Available." Click on that button and you'll get the right one.
Another lesson learned.
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